The Soul of a Nation – Pete Garcia - https://www.rev310.com/2020/11/the-soul-of-a-nation
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The Biden-Harris campaign, recently switched campaign slogans from the generically bland, “Build Back Better,” to the emotionally charged “Battle for the Soul of a Nation.” But why was that? Was it because “Build Back Better” was already a campaign slogan for the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development agenda? Yes.
The UN’s Build Back Better (BBB) campaign (part of Agenda 2030) is fraught with radically problematic, anti-family, anti-capitalist, anti-Christian, globally binding (if adopted), initiatives that would in a sense, attempt to make the whole world San Francisco. Therefore, in that sense of the meaning, the Biden campaign inadvertently exposed where their allegiances truly lie should he take the White House in 2020.
Granted, Biden probably did not realize the association at first. These days, Biden is having difficulty recognizing which race he is running in, or whom he is running against. The “BBB” slogan was most likely drummed up by some low-level DNC operative feeding the Biden Campaign a catchy slogan they could use to combat Donald Trump’s MAGA (Make America Great Again) during the summer months before and after the Democratic National Convention.
It could have also been used to signal the Bernie Sander radicals on the left in a subtle way that they fully intend on dismantling the sovereignty of the United States. However, the Democrats realized this message would NOT resonate with the electorate at large and could be damaging if the connection between the two were ever made. This required the change to the “Battle for the Soul of a Nation.”
But what is the “soul of a nation?”
According to the left, it is generosity, unity, comity, and bipartisanship.
On the surface, these all sound great.
So why hasn’t the left been practicing this since 2016? I mean, if that is what they really believe.
Realistically, the only person on the left to have accepted the Trump 2016 election victory was Hillary Clinton, when she conceded on election night. The rest of the leftist establishment, i.e., the media, academia, Hollywood, radical agitators, political progressives, and the previous administration, etc. have essentially waged a non-stop war on the President even before he officially took office on January 17, 2017. In other words, President Trump has been battling a non-stop rebellion since before he took office.
Wait, what happened with generosity, unity, comity, and bipartisanship?
Perhaps it is best if we break down what those words, to the radical left, really mean.
Generosity: America is the most prosperous and wealthy nation on the planet, however, our wealth and power were ill-gained, thus, not really ours. We must give it back to the global community because of white supremacy (i.e., the Pilgrims, Founding Fathers, etc.). Not only that but also any documents forged in the era of those white supremacists (e.g., the US Constitution), are therefore illegitimate.
Unity: America is the final roadblock to global government. Global government is the radical lefts’ solution to ending: poverty (see Generosity), man-caused climate change (ending US energy independence), and inequality (as it applies only to LGTBQI rights).
Comity: Merriam Webster (since 1862) has defined comity to mean, countries bound by a courteous relationship based on mutual recognition of executive, legislative, and judicial acts. Cornell Law interprets it this way: The principle that one sovereign nation voluntarily adopts or enforces the laws of another sovereign nation out of deference, mutuality, and respect. The United States (according to progressive ideology) must abandon its inane belief that the United States is a sovereign nation, and adopt UN mandates as law.
Bipartisanship: America has existed as a two-party nation since the Civil War. The Republicans were founded as an anti-slavery party. President Lincoln was the Republican’s first president. The Democrats were the party of slavery, and eventually seceded to become the Confederacy. What bipartisanship means to the left (Democrats) is that when they have power (Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary control), the right (Republicans) must acquiesce to their demands, never the other way around. Never.
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. - Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858
In addressing the Republican convention two years before his election, Abraham Lincoln rightfully noted, ‘if we could first know where we are, and wither we are tending (where we are heading), we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
We could and should ask the same questions in 2020. Where are we as a nation? Where is this nation heading? What could we do? How can we do it?
Nationally speaking, we are a much-divided nation. Former President Obama spent his eight-years in office, browbeating the average American into accepting its guilt over the success of the United States, as well as apologizing to every tin-pot banana republic despot over said same success. By the time then-candidate Trump announced his intent to run in 2015, he did not need to redefine reality to convince the American public how terrible things had become, he simply told them to look around and see for themselves. As he has noted on numerous occasions, the only reason he ran, was because of how terrible the Obama-Biden administration had become.
Had the United States been a nation like so many others, without checks and balances, and without a Constitution to protect the people from their government, would have resulted in absolute tyranny. Our government would have been an incestuous cancer of revolving leaders (think Putin, Medvedev, Putin, etc.) that would have cemented their power forever. Instead, the people stood up against the Obama Administration, and by 2012, they lost control of Congress. I would like to tackle each point with a bit of expansion. Most of you, like myself, lived through this so I only bring up the salient points as a reminder.
· They had run the economy into the ground.
· They had placed American sovereignty into numerous, foreign diplomatic entanglements
· They undercut the bedrock of America’s economic success (manufacturing, research, and development), by outsourcing abroad.
· They had refused to tap into America’s vast energy resources, thus, beholding us to Middle Eastern interests with little to no leverage.
· They took aim at destroying the family, the church, and religious liberties.
· Obama stoked the flames of racial inequalities
1. The first argument about Obama’s handling of the economy could be summed up into-“it’s not his fault, he inherited the 2008 Mortgage Crisis.” That is true; however, he willingly inherited an American economic crisis and promised to fix it. He did not fix it, because he did not know how to fix it. Foolishly, he relied on his Keynesian economic experts to try untested theories that slowed and then stalled our economic growth. Obama even sent his Treasure Secretary Timothy Geithner to China to calm the nerves of Chinese investors over the strength of the US Dollar to which, he was laughed at. Loudly.
Juxtaposed to this, Donald Trump took a lackluster economy, and clobbered it with his “magic wand,” unfettering the bureaucratic tentacles and unleashed our economic power. In less than three years, America had the lowest unemployment and highest wage growth she had ever seen. Even with an artificial shutdown (COVID-19), and the prolonged lockdowns in Democratic states, America is doing better now than forecasted by almost every expert.
2. The Obama-Biden administration tied American hands with several global treaties that would have destroyed our economy, had Hillary Clinton won. First, the Paris Climate Accord would have unfairly held the American economy to reducing its ‘carbon footprint,’ (i.e., shuttering our manufacturing and energy development) ahead of the world’s worst offenders (China, India, Mexico, etc.). It would have done zero to help the so-called ‘climate crisis,’ but it would have crushed the American economy.
The Iran Nuclear Treaty would have supposedly, slowed Iran’s intent to become a nuclear power, by heaping tons of cash and supposed “oversight” by UN observers. Considering how well that has worked in other places (Syria, Iraq, Rwanda, etc.), Iran would already be nuclear had Clinton won.
Unofficially, the Obama Administration could single-handedly be pointed at as the prime mover for the Arab Spring with its “leading from behind” policy agenda. Obama’s first trip abroad was to Egypt, where, he coordinated through his staff, to signal to the Muslim Brotherhood that he would support their efforts. This had a ripple effect that quickly spread across North Africa, and like so many other times, a single event (self-immolation in Tunisia), became the dejure battle cry for change. This change (i.e., revolution) was aided, abetted, and funded through the Muslim Brotherhood with Obama’s tacit support. Remember, this cringe-worthy Hillary Clinton bravado regarding Qaddafi’s premature death: We came. We saw. He died.
3. Three successive presidents had done little to stop the Chinese Juggernaut from ripping out the manufacturing strength of the United States: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barak Obama. Clinton enabled it. Bush was distracted with two unnecessary wars. Obama accepted it as a fait accompli.
Obama had no vision, nor desire, to see American greatness ever resurrected. He grew up believing that what made America great was largely a myth, predicated on white supremacy, and nationalistic empire building. His job, if I could summarize it, was simply to oversee, and potentially expedite, the dismantling of a nation in decline. It was in his mind, a foregone conclusion that Hillary would win, thus, she would just be an extension to his eight-years. They would, as he promised, fundamentally transform this nation.
Trump did not share that view; neither did the American electorate. No one in China is laughing at the Trump Administration.
4. In the 2008 election, John McCain’s campaign promised to reduce our dependence on foreign oil (upwards of 60% then). His statement, “$700 billion a year to countries that don’t like us very much,” resonated with the American electorate, mostly due to our proximity to 9/11 and the two wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) we had been fighting. Now, fast-forward through eight-years of Obama-Biden, and the US had done little to reduce that dependency. Obama went so far as to fight against the Keystone Pipeline (Canada-US) siding with the environmentalists and their ever-shifting crisis of climate change as cause dejure. The price at the pump average: $2.97 throughout his eight-years.
Since 2017, the Trump Administration has reversed our dependency on foreign oil completely. We are now the world’s largest energy producer, providing hundreds of thousands of jobs to states like Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, as well as the benefits of low gas prices around the nation. Now the US has also become (again) a major energy exporter. The price at the pump average: $2.50 throughout his four-years.
5. The Obama-Biden Administration, became the single, most hostile, presidential administration ever, against Christians and traditional families. The twin rise of secularization and pro-Muslim narratives skyrocketed from 2009-2016 and has left behind a track record that is openly hostile to Christianity and the traditional (male-female) family. Obama was also responsible (albeit indirectly) by leading from behind in speaking out and protecting thousands of Christians and non-Sunni Muslims from an organization he helped enable (ISIS), by prematurely pulling out of Iraq, thus, leaving behind a vacuum for ISIS to fill.
In contrast, Trump came into office, immediately working to reverse numerous Obama executive orders, as well as military action to crush ISIS. Whereas Obama requested a cross be covered up behind him when speaking at a university, Trump has openly embraced the support given to him by Evangelicals, Catholics, Muslims, and people from every faith. Trump’s first trip overseas to Saudi Arabia, followed by his trip to Israel (from Saudi Arabia) highlighted his willingness to work with both sides of the religious divide.
Furthermore, Trump’s campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital, and moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem was just as much a hit with Israelis as it was with Christian Evangelicals. This, followed up with the highly successful Abraham Accords (Abraham being important with both Jews and Muslims), brought the first legitimate Middle East Peace plan since 1992’s Oslo Accords.
6. The political left has been beating the racism drum against Trump since the day he announced his intention to run. However, the day before (and for years prior), Trump was hailed by Democrats, Republicans, Hollywood, New Yorkers, and pretty much everyone else, as a champion for minority causes. Trump has been friends with Jesse Jackson, Alveda King, Sean Combs (P. Diddy), Mike Tyson, Russel Simmons, Herschel Walker, Whitney Houston, and many others. If Donald Trump was really the racist the media has put him out to be, I doubt seriously that any of these would have been his personal friend for decades. But instead of me opining about that, let’s see what Ms. Alveda King had to say about the subject.
As much as the left likes to point to Charlottesville’s shooting/racial riot as Trump’s advocacy of white supremacy, they refuse, no matter how many times he has publicly denounced white supremacy, to let it go. Therefore, I will just let Ms. Alveda King put the situation in her own words.
Joe Biden is basing his entire candidacy on a discredited lie, trying to make President Trump seem like a racist so that Biden can present himself as some sort of “anti-racist” candidate. That’s the furthest thing from the truth.
In the video announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden cherry-picked a partial quote from remarks the president made in the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville riots, stripped it of context, and presented it as evidence that Trump had called neo-Nazis “fine people.”
That’s a load of malarkey, and Biden knows it, because President Trump also said that “neo-Nazis and white supremacists … should be condemned totally.” The “fine people” he was referring to were the ordinary Americans, “on both sides,” who felt passionately enough about a civic issue to demonstrate — peacefully — on behalf of their views.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” President Ronald Reagan
The battle for the soul of the nation is truly at stake. On one hand, you have a democrat bureaucrat who has spent decades in Washington D.C. The other, was a self-made (and sustained multi-billionaire) that has spent decades creating jobs and familial empire. One has used the government to enrich his own family. One came in already wealthy and has refused to take a paycheck for a job he views as a duty. One candidate is not mentally able to carry out a full four-year term, and would likely be replaced (Pelosi’s 25th Amendment pitch) by his radically progressive Vice-President. One offers a dark winter, the incumbent, a hopeful future, but either way, God is in control.
Either way, God’s plan for the conclusion of this dispensation, will come to its inevitable end. As students of the Bible, and in particular, Bible prophecy, knows that the final week of years, is coming, and nothing can abate or assuage this appointment with divine destiny. Moreover, given the proximity to the 2020 election, where does America fit in this indisputable ending as laid out in Holy Scripture?
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; Acts 17:26-27
This is not to say that Christians should not vote. Absolutely, you should vote. God has, for His own reasons, allowed our nation to be governed by the will of the people in these last days. God could have arranged this final superpower, to be a monarchy or a communist regime. We could have lived under the rule of King George XXIII (or whoever), but we live in a Constitutional Republic. I am under the firm conviction that God will always get the final victory, in whatever realm He chooses to exercise His authority over and nothing would get under Satan’s skin more than to lose the jewel in his earthly crown, just before the Rapture.
One party has intentionally decided to run on the Anti-Christ, Anti-Life, and Anti-Israel agenda; the other has not. Since the Democrats have voted God off the Democrat Platform, I am genuinely curious as to what “soul” they are attempting to battle for? We, as Christians living in these final moments of human history, have been given the opportunity to exercise our Romans 13 duty to indeed, battle for the soul of a nation. We do that by electing good leaders while we can so that righteousness might flicker a little longer in these darkening times. Fighting for an abortion-free America is something worth fighting for, even if, the Tribulation is still ahead. As I have always believed, we keep looking up as if the Rapture were tomorrow, but we must occupy until He comes.
America is as divided today, as it was in 1860. However, the divides are not between North and South, but between capitalism, and socialism. It is between nationalism and globalism. It is between freedom and tyranny. America is long overdue for another civil war, or worse, complete collapse. However, while we can, let us let those things come after the Rapture, and not before. Benjamin Franklin, at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention.
“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”
“A Republic, if you can keep it.”